Preparing Hire Desks and Trade Counters to comply with COVID-19 guidance


Guidance from the government states: 

“Public areas where a symptomatic individual has passed through and spent minimal time, such as corridors, but which are not visibly contaminated with body fluids can be cleaned thoroughly as normal. All surfaces that the symptomatic person has come into contact with must be cleaned and disinfected, including:

  • objects which are visibly contaminated with body fluids
  • all potentially contaminated high-contact areas such as bathrooms, door handles, telephones, grab-rails in corridors and stairwells”

As the virus can go undetected for several days, it is crucial to maintain good hygiene levels in public areas, including Trade Counters and Hire Desks.


Here’s how you can prepare your Hire Desks and Trade Counters to comply with COVID-19 guidance:

1. Sanitise surfaces

The Biohygiene All Purpose Sanitiser Spray is a great all-purpose cleaner and sanitiser based on natural fermentation extracts and kills Bacteria to EN1276 and EN13697. You should use disposable cloths or paper roll and disposable mop heads to clean all hard surfaces, floors, door handles and sanitary fittings. Any cloths and mop heads used should be disposed of in waste bags.

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2. Apply floor signs

Our range of social distancing floor signs help to promote government guidelines in and around premises. Floor signs are the perfect visual aid to remind customers to keep a safe distance from each other, and from your staff, by marking out where they should stand.

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3.  Install screens & barriers

Keep visitors and staff safe by installing a social distancing, free standing, counter top screen. Available in 3 sizes, the screens are made from solid perspex which can be easily kept clean and sanitised.

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You might also consider installing screens or barriers where there is likely to be more than one queue of customers, or you have more than one serving point at your counter but they are less than 2 meters apart. We have a wide range of screens available, from ceiling hung to free standing, in multiple sizes to suit all Trade Counter and Hire Desk set ups. Made from Clear PVC, they are easy to clean and a simple way to protect your customers. 

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4. Provide hand sanitiser

We’ve grouped a 5L hand sanitiser with a wall bracket and a pump to help you provide an easy hand sanitising solution for your visitors. The gel itself contains 70% Alcohol Gel and kills 99.9% of bacteria. It is fast drying, doesn’t require water and doesn't leave any sticky residue. It is perfect for hanging in your trade counter for customers to use on entry and exit. 

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We also stock a range of personal hand sanitisers, suitable for individual use and perfect for keeping on counter tops. See the range here:

5. Sanitise equipment

Our Hand & Surface Sanitiser Spray is perfect for use anytime, anywhere! It is the ideal way to sanitise equipment quickly and effectively. With 70% alcohol content it kills 99.9% of bacteria without water and can be used as often as required. View the product here:


For larger pieces of equipment, we would recommend the popular Ramsol system. The Ramsol Spray Kit is easy to use system making sanitising interiors quick and effective. The Kit comes complete with a 22 Litre Container, Spray Gun and 4 Meter Hose.

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6. Tag

Once equipment has been sanitised, tag the machine or piece of equipment with our new Plant Tag. Plant Tag is the quickest, easiest and clearest way to tag your plant with a colour coded status label. This way you can tell at a glance whether a piece of equipment is sanitised and ready for use or not.

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We are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of new products to help UK Construction back to work safely. These ranges include hand sanitiser, COVID-19 signage, sanitiser for workshops and offices, social distancing tapes and floor signs and more. These ranges continue to expand daily so, if you can’t find what you’re looking for online, please do get in touch and we will do our best to source it for you. Click here to view the full range.


“All staff are very polite and helpful when placing orders. Items always arrive when they say they will.” Paul - Hexham

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